Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets - 9:30pm ET (TNT) - Suns lead 1-0
With only one game on the slate tonight, we can focus all our attention out west for Game 2 between the Suns and Nuggets. Phoenix took Game 1, 122-105, behind a balanced offensive effort that saw all five starters score between 14 and 23 points. Nikola Jokic, announced last night as the 2020-21 NBA MVP, led the way for Denver with 22 points. While Jamal Murray’s season-ending injury has basically erased expectations for this Nuggets club, the Suns could be well-positioned to emerge out of a wide-open Western Conference field. It’s a good a shot as any for Chris Paul to reach his first NBA Finals; the star point guard is reportedly around 90 percent healthy with the shoulder injury suffered in Round One.
Sixers fan favorite Dario Saric logged nine minutes in Game 1 for Phoenix, scoring five points, while 20-minute Sixer Mikal Bridges led all scorers with 23 points. The rooting interests around these parts would seem to lie with the Suns, especially if you’re the type of person rooting against Jokic as a testament to Joel Embiid’s second-place MVP finish. Whether or not you have a preference in tonight’s winner, it should make for a fun two-and-a-half hours. Tune in and follow along in the comments.